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Brigham Young University

Department of Geological Sciences

Provo, UT

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Overview

Brigham Young University / Department of Geological Sciences is located in Provo, UT, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

19
Applied
11
Accepted
11
Enrolled
58%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 in last 60 hours of course work

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

32
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.13%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 93%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (71%)
Female (28%)

Faculty

16
Total faculty
Full-time - 15
Part-time - 1
Male (15)
Female (1)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Economic geology, geochemistry, geomorphology, planetary geology, geophysics, hydrogeology, environmental geology, mineralogy, petrology, paleontology, petroleum geology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, structural geology, tectonics, volcanology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
550,312

Location & Contact

Address S389 ESC
Provo, UT  84602-1001
United States
Contact Dr. Michael J. Dorais
Chairman
Email: dorais@byu.edu
Phone: 801-422-1347
Fax: 801-422-0267

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